On November 15, I was at Bentsen State Park in the Rio Grande Valley photographing Green Jays, Great Kiskadees and Plain Chachalacas. The Chachalaca is a noisy, social bird that travels through the woods in fairly large groups. It is a game bird, but it's smaller size makes it less desirable to hunters than the larger turkey. Maybe one of the reason I liked the Chachalaca so much is that it remined me of the turkey, and it was less than two week before thanksgiving. Or, maybe its because I just love saying, Cha-Cha-La-caaaaaa!